Governor Adeleke completes 31km of roads in Osun

BY
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has said his administration has completed a total of 31 kilometers of roads from November 28, 2022 till date.

A statement issued on Sunday by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, disclosed that a total of 17 kilometers of roads are currently ongoing at various stages of completion across the state.

Additionally, he said a total of 30 kilometers of roads have been listed for construction and reconstruction with actual work slated to start any moment from now.

The statement quoted the governor as saying, “Our administration is paying close attention to the upgrade of Osun roads as a way of jumpstarting the state economy. Osun suffers badly due to bad roads, failing bridges and culverts. Our township roads are in bad state across the three senatorial districts. Business cannot boom if road networks are in such a terrible state.

“So, from day one, my focus among others has been on infrastructure upgrade. I am happy to report that 31 kilometers are done already. But the target is about 100 kilometers before the end of the year.”

Also corroborating the governor, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport, Bashir Bello said, “The 31 kilometers of roads are spread across the 30 local governments and the Area office. The choice of the reconstructed roads is based on local consultation and utility values of such roads to the local economy.

“I can confirm to you that we have indeed completed 31 kilometers in the last seven or so months. This can be verified. 17 kilometers of roads are also ongoing. These are in various stages of completion. We are speeding up work on those new roads to increase our completed kilometers before long.

“Aside from 17km, we have also listed out another 30 kilometers. The selection and survey process have been completed and we hope to start work as soon as possible.

“You may also want to note that massive work is ongoing on bridge reconstruction, culvert upgrades and channelization work across the state

“Beside the road construction, the government is giving quick intervention to some bad sections of roads that require urgent attention. Construction of large drainage that can contain flooding of Ogo Oluwa main road is under construction,” he added.